We have 32 new, first timers this year,’ says organiser Richard Tasker. ‘That’s well over 10 per cent that will feature new products, services and opportunities. Our existing exhibitors always bring the very latest in technology and that means everything our visitors see at YAMS is the most up-to-the-minute, state-of-the-art equipment including precision farming systems using satellite technology.’
‘There is nowhere else in Yorkshire and the north of England where farmers and farm machinery buyers can take the opportunity to see the whole industry in one place on one day – and that is proving a real attraction for those who have not attended before.’
‘We are particularly pleased to see even more Yorkshire based businesses recognising the benefits of coming to YAMS as well as long-established companies with bases further afield such as the well-respected cultivation equipment specialist family firm of Cousins of Emneth.’
Lee Turner runs Cubtech, in Slingsby near Malton, a company that is providing farms with bespoke CCTV camera facilities to combat security issues and keep an eye on calving: ‘YAMS will give me the opportunity to get my cameras in front of the right people,’ says Lee. ‘There are, as many farmers know only too well, serious problems with such as quad bike and diesel theft and trespassers. My business is in supplying and fitting high definition, pan-tilt-zoom cameras offering 360-degree coverage over a distance of around 100 metres. Security camera systems and calving camera systems currently make up the two halves of my overall business.’
White Rose Farms will be present for the first time and Harvey May tells of why the company, specialising in providing farmers with opportunities to finish pigs on bed and breakfast arrangements, has chosen YAMS: ‘We see the event as an ideal platform to reach farmers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. There are significant advantages right now for arable farmers taking on indoor pig finishing contracts and earning a guaranteed monthly income. We are actively seeking arable farmers who are looking for a diversification opportunity.’
James Atkinson runs a bespoke hydraulic engineering company from Stillingfleet near York: ‘Agricultural work makes up around 50 per cent of my trade at present and I see exhibiting at YAMS as an opportunity to increase my work in this field. An increasing number of agricultural-based machines are reliant upon hydraulic equipment and I specialise in either repairing and refurbishing whole systems or in some cases manufacturing components.’
Chris Vicary of Market Weighton will also be exhibiting. His forestry contracting and wood fuel supply business sees him with many customers he expects to see at YAMS: ‘We see this show as the perfect opportunity to get straight to the farmers and landowners we work with and those we want to work with in future. We will have a Doosan digger and a Jenz wood chipper on display.’
Rex Nordic, Harrison Spinks and Carrs Billington are just three of the many other companies who are joining the YAMS family this year.